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GMT overview
Author(s): Stephen Shectman; Matt Johns
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Paper Abstract

The 25-meter Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is one of the next generation of extremely large ground-based optical/infrared telescopes. GMT is currently under development by a consortium of major US and international university and research institutions. The telescope will be located at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. The GMT Project is mid-way through its Design Development Phase. This paper summarizes the organizational structure and status of the GMT Project and recent progress in the technical development of the various GMT subsystems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7733, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III, 77331Y (6 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857852
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Stephen Shectman, GMTO Corp. (United States)
Matt Johns, GMTO Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7733:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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